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Identity theft strikes Mike Wendland of Detroit Free Press

In this morning's Detroit Free Press, Mike Wendland, their tech columnist, reports about how he was victimized by identity theft. 

Know those checks credit card companies send out every month with your name on them where all you have to do is fill out the amount?  It seems that somebody stole them from Wendland's mailbox before he got to pick up his mail and they used them.

He writes about the frustration of having to straighten the mess out.  It's worth reading and it's worth taking as a warning to heed if you have credit cards.